The Reykjavik Assignment: A Yael Azoulay Novel

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The Reykjavik Assignment is the final book in the Yael Azoulay thriller trilogy. Written by Adam LeBor, most of the novel takes place in the negotiating rooms of the United Nations. The story’s protagonist, Yael Azoulay, is an Israeli covert negotiator for the UN Secretary General, Farreed Hussein. Azoulay is tasked to mediate a secret summit in Reykjavik, Iceland between America and Iran. However, there are many shadowy figures who want the meeting derailed, and each one has their own ulterior motives. Now, as the plot unravels and the book goes on, Yael Azoulay’s life as well as countless other ones are at stake. Now, she must do what she can to halt the sinister plot and save the world.

Adam LeBor, who is a political journalist for The Economist and The New York Times as well as other highly respected news and world affairs publications, crafts a suspenseful tale of intrigue and suspense. Because the author is a political journalist, the plot is highly realistic and authentic. The conspiracy element is highly present in the book, and it also presents the interconnected nature of international affairs and geopolitics.

In addition, Adam LeBor develops his characters quite well, particularly the protagonist. Yael Azoulay is an extremely tough negotiator who will go to great lengths to make the outcome fair for all sides involved.

Overall, I found the book to be quite enjoyable. Sure, it doesn’t have much run-and-gun action, but for what it’s worth, it is quite a suspenseful geopolitical thriller written by someone with a ton of experience in the field.

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Author Adam LeBor
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 464 pages
Publisher Harper Paperbacks
Publish Date 2016-Nov-22
ISBN 9780062330031 Buy this Book
Issue January 2017
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller


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